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World champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Olympics sprint double champion Elaine Thompson-Herah are down to run the 100m at Saturday’s (8 Aug) Velocity Fest Meet 4 at the National Stadium in Kingston.

Fraser-Pryce, Doha 2019 world 100m winner, at the first meet ran 11 seconds flat, at the time, a world-leading mark.

Thompson-Herah, who ran the 200m on the same day, returned the following week to win the 100m in a wind-aided 10.73s.

Both are down to run two races today. Fraser-Pryce will against up with Natasha Morrison, Michae Harriott and Amoi Brown in heat two. At the same time, Thompson-Herah faces Kasheika Cameron, Shashalee Forbes and Srabani Nanda in heat three at 4 pm.

In the second race, Fraser-Pryce is listed against Brown, Forbes and Cameron while Thompson-Herah will go up against Morrison, Anthonique Strachan and Srabani Nanda.

World long jump champion Tajay Gayle and Deague 2011 world 100m champion Yohan Blake are down to face the starter in the men’s 100m.

Also in the men’s 100m are Delano Williams, Emmanuel Callender, Nesta Carter, Michael Campbell, Nigel Ellis and Oshane Bailey.

Shericka Jackson and Stephenie-Ann McPherson will headline the women’s 400m.

SATURDAY, August 8, 2020

National Stadium

  1. 4:00pm 100m race 1 women
  2. 4:15pm 100m race 1 men
  3. 4:30pm 110m hurdles
  4. 4:45pm 100m hurdles
  5. 5:00pm 200m women
  6. 5:15pm 200m men
  7. 5:30pm 400m women
  8. 5:45pm 400m men
  9. 6:00pm 400m hurdles women
  10. 6:15pm 400m hurdles men
  11. 6:30pm 100m women race 2
  12. 6:45pm 100m men race 2
  13. 4:00pm Long Jump men
  14. 4:05pm Shot Put men
  15. 4:30pm Triple Jump women
  16. 4:35pm Shot Put women
  17. 5:00pm Long Jump women
  18. 5:05pm Discus men
  19. 5:30pm Triple Jump men
  20. 5:35pm Discus women
  21. 6:00pm Javelin men
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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.